© Aliana Alani 2015
This one’s a bit long so hang in there with me.
MANY YEARS AGO in what I now lovingly call ‘The Days of White’ when I was, in my own small way, everyone’s little guru dressed constantly in white speaking of the awakening of humanity to its divinity, I remember sharing an insight, a peek-into-the-future if you will. We were discussing the evolution of the world, where it might go, and what our part was in it. I remember saying to these beautiful souls who were with me at the time, many of whom could not envision that awakening to divinity might ever include hardship – Be prepared for the possibility that there may come a time when each of us in this world will be asked to share with others without question, even to the point of sharing your only loaf of bread if that is the state you find yourself in at the time. Why? Put simply, because you have the bread and they do not. Why else? Because they are part of your human family. Why again? Because it will be one of your greatest opportunities to know, without measure, exactly who you are.
AND WHO ARE YOU? You are unlimited, eternal, everlasting love. And that is what you will have the chance to give – through the offering of bread, of hope, of rest, married with the divine love in your heart.
SO HERE WE ARE so many years later and it seems to me those days are upon us. Refugees pour from Syria into Europe. They are one group of many in this world seeking a better way or a safe place to live, to eat, to raise their children. Often they come with nothing except a longing to be out of devastation and into the light of possibility.
HOW DO WE SEE THEM and what do we do? Where are our hearts? As one refugee recently said, “Where is the world’s humanity?” It was this statement that brought me back to those earlier days and hence this chat with you today.
THERE IS AN AVERSION to looking at the devastation in our world. Partly because it scares us – if it can happen to them, perhaps it will happen to me. Partly because somewhere in it all it asks something of us, and that scares us too. ‘If I give you part of what I have, will there be enough left?’ And partly, for some, because we think that if we look too closely at what is going wrong, we will help manifest it. This is quantum physics, the law of attraction, and there is truth to it.
BUT IF WE PUSH THE SUFFERING ASIDE, if we block it from view, we run the risk of judging its story and those who are a part of it. Nestled within judgment, there is always a modicum of fear, which carries its own ‘attractor’ energy, often sending us into yet another swirl. And if we judge, we are still dancing the dance of duality – this is good, that is bad. It is a dance that does not ultimately bring us home to the centre of all that is – to Love.
SO HOW CAN WE LOOK at those who are suffering, how can we help, and stay true to our path of the positive? The word, Compassion, immediately comes to mind; that and a constant awareness that we are abundant in love because it is our natural state. Carry within the awareness that you are an overflowing vessel of love that knows no limits, know it to be true, and respond from there.
THERE IS A BEAUTIFUL WORLD before us. The garden, the kingdom, whatever you want to call it, is here and now. But to have eyes to see and ears to hear, we must have an open heart. We must love without measure. And we must dare to see everything and everyone in this world as the love they truly are.
OUR WORLD IS THIRSTING FOR LOVE. We are parched to the deserts and beyond with a longing and a calling for love. Look at the eyes of these children and you will see a call for love. Look in the mirror and you will find that same call. It is everywhere. It does not matter how wealthy we appear to be or how bereft. The call for love transcends everything.
SO THE TIME FOR LOVE TRULY IS NOW. Your opportunity to gift that love will come in many forms. Judge them not, for each time you open your heart and share the pure love within, you will grow and flower and blossom. And so will our world.
Namaste and Aloha.